PPL Written Exam – Take 2

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I didn’t go flying today, but instead, I’m writing about my second time taking my Private Pilot Aeronautical Written Exam.  The first time was almost two years ago, which means, that I had to take it over as I needed to finish my practical exam before 24 calendar months after I finished my written.  That didn’t happen, so here I am today. Continue reading

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100 Hours

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Today’s flight, my 84th one, marks a pretty significant point in my learning to fly.  I reached 100 hours of time flying!  I also soloed again during this flight here at Troutdale.  It also reaches four years of “Looking To The Sky.”  Crazy to think that I started this four years ago, and though I’m STILL not done, I’m going to be soon! Continue reading

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New Airport (Grove) with 360s!

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As I get back into flying, I always love getting to fly to a new airport.  Today, I flew and landed at Grove Field (1W1) for the first time.  Funny thing about it is that it’s the closest airport to KTTD (Troutdale Airport), and I just landed their today. Continue reading

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Side Slips, Steep Turns, and Stalls

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Yesterday evening, I met up with my instructor at 6:30 to do some ground followed by a flight. The ground was a good session going over a number of topics I need to memorize and work on. After a flight prep, we were off. Continue reading

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Bummer…

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On Tuesday, my instructor dropped a bomb of realization on me that I am not going to be able to finish my pilot license before having to retake my written exam (so August 23rd). BOOM! That wasn’t the news I wanted to hear. I went back to work quite bummed, however after thinking things over; I realized that it isn’t the worst news. Continue reading

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